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Partnered with a Survivor: David Mandel and Ruth Reymundo Mandel

Ruth Reymundo Mandel & David Mandel

These podcasts are a reflection of Ruth & David’s ongoing conversations, which are both intimate and professional and touch on complex topics like how systems fail victims and children, how victims experience those systems, and how children are impacted by those failures. Their discussions delve into how society views masculinity and violence and how intersectionalities such as cultural beliefs, religious beliefs and unique vulnerabilities impact how we respond to abuse and violence. These far-ranging discussions offer an insider look into how we navigate the world as professionals, as parents and as partners. During these podcasts, David & Ruth challenge the notions that keep all of us from moving forward collectively as systems, as cultures and as families into safety, nurturance and healing. Note: Some of the topics discussed in the episodes are deeply personal and sensitive, which may be difficult for some people. We occasionally use mature language. We often use gender pronouns like “he” when discussing perpetrators and “she” for victims. While both men and women can be abusive and controlling, and domestic abuse happens in straight and same-sex relationships, the most common situation when it comes to coercive control is a male perpetrator and a female victim. Men's abuse toward women is more closely associated with physical injury, fear and control. Similarly, very different expectations of men and women as parents and the focus of Safe & Together on children in the context of domestic abuse make it impossible to make generic references to gender when it comes to parenting. The Model, through its behavioral focus on patterns of behavior, is useful in identifying and responding to abuse in all situations, including same-sex couples and women's use of violence. We think our listeners are sophisticated enough to understand these distinctions. 

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Episodes
Season 5 Episode 5: A Trauma History is Not An Excuse for Acting AbusivelyMay 20, 2024
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Season 5 Episode 4: Unveiling the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children: Beyond the Myth of the Child WitnessApril 16, 2024
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Season 5 Episode 3: An Introduction to the David Mandel's Book "Stop Blaming Mothers and Ignoring Fathers: How to transform the way we keep children safe from domestic violence" April 02, 2024
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Season 5 Episode 2: Women’s Use of Force in Intimate Relationships: An Interview with Lisa Young Larance February 18, 2024
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Season 5 Episode 1: Sexual and Domestic Violence In the Military: An Interview with Never Alone Advocacy February 11, 2024
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Season 4 Episode 12: Research That Puts Survivors at the Center December 09, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 11: Human Resources Policy & Domestic Violence: Creating A Domestic Violence-Informed OrganizationDecember 05, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 10: Ensuring the Voice of the Child is Heard, and Child’s Best Interests are Considered in Domestic Abuse Cases: How the Safe & Together Model Helps Promote the Rights of ChildrenNovember 18, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 9: The Last Drop Film: A revolutionary new tool for professionals working with young people around Coercive ControlOctober 31, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 8: “Heart Healing”: An interview with Mibbinbah’s Lisa and Jack Bulman October 18, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 7: Survivors Are Better Parents Than Most People Think (even survivors themselves) July 06, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 6: “The Professional Part of Me is Not Separated from the Personal:” An interview with Nneka MacGregorJune 26, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 5: An interview with Caring Dads co-creator Dr. Katreena Scott June 20, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 4: Being abused by a partner while advocating for others: An interview with Leah Vejzovic, the Safe & Together Institute North American Regional ManagerMay 23, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 3: The silent effects of non-fatal strangulation: A conversation with international & lived experience expert, Nneka MacGregorMay 04, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 2: Coming “Out” As A Survivor in a Professional Setting: A Practitioner’s JourneyApril 27, 2023
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Season 4 Episode 1: Using the Concept of Partnering with Survivors to Promote Worker Health and Well-BeingFebruary 27, 2023
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Season 3 Episode 13: What Domestic Violence Perpetrators Steal From Survivors December 19, 2022
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Season 3 Episode 12 Weaponize & Fabricate: How Domestic Violence Perpetrators’ Behaviors Intersect with Survivors’ Mental Health and Substance Misuse Issues November 20, 2022
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Season 3 Episode 11: Pivoting to The Perpetrator: An essential tool for interrupting victim blaming November 11, 2022
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Season 3 Episode 10: “Slow Motion Murder:” Widening the understanding of the link between domestic violence and child deaths October 13, 2022
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Season 3 Episode 9: Coercive Control in Children's and Mother's Lives: An interview with author and academic Dr. Emma KatzSeptember 22, 2022
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Season 3 Episode 8: Understanding Reproductive Coercion: An Interview with Dr. Heather McCauley August 18, 2022
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Season 3 Episode 7: Understanding and Validating Survivors' Acts of ResistanceJune 04, 2022
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Season 3 Episode 6: 7 Myths about the Safe & Together ModelJune 03, 2022
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